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Officer shot apprehending Colorado triple fatal shooting suspect

A sheriff's deputy was shot in Colorado on Friday while attempting to apprehend a suspect in a triple slaying that happened earlier in the week, authorities said.

The Adams County deputy suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, said Denver police spokesman Ron Hackett.

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The suspect was identified as Furmen Leyba, according to the Adams County Sheriff's Office.

Leyba and Gabriel Flores are both suspects in the triple shooting Wednesday morning in Westminster, a Denver suburb. Authorities said all the victims were adults but released few other details about the slayings.

Flores was arrested after a high-speed chase Wednesday night in Jefferson County, west of Denver, according to authorities.

He is being held without bond on suspicion of first-degree murder, according to the Adams County Sheriff's Office

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